header photo

Cannabis Nation News with Mike Boutin and Julie Rose

Fridays at 5pm pst, 6 mountain, 7 central, 8 est

Your Donation Helps to Educate Others by Keeping Cannabis Nation News On the Net!


 It's Time For An Honest Conversation about Cannabis!

New Mexico Decriminalizes up to 4 ounces of Marijuana if Passed

Polling  showed 57% of New Mexico residents support decriminalizing cannabis, the state’s House Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs approved a measure doing just that, with a vote of 3-2.

The measure, House Bill 465, would make possession of up to four ounces of cannabis no longer a criminal offense. It would instead be a civil infraction, and offenders would be given a ticket. The fines are as follows:

  • Possession of up to an ounce would be a $50 fine
  • Possession of one to four ounces would be a $100 fine.
  • Possession of four to eight ounces would still be a misdemeanor offense, but the penalty would be significantly reduced, doing away with the 1 year maximum sentence and change the fine from $1,000 to $300. 

The bill is sponsored by newly elected Albuquerque fire captain Emily Kane.